Pets give us unconditional love and ask so little in return. Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday. Please help us raise much needed funds so we can continue to help pets this winter when they need us the most. Every dollar helps. Click here to donate. November 29 is the last day to support SCARS for a chance to win $5,000 from Canada Helps.

The month isn't quite over and so far SCARS has logged the intake of 152 pets (54 dogs and 98 cats) and the adoption of 103 (35 dogs and 68 cats). We also transferred five pets to a partner organization. We are sad to note a slow down in adoptions this month. With winter weather arriving, requests for help are increasing. If you are thinking of adopting, now is a great time. When you adopt a pet, you save a life.

This month, we also provided spay-neuter-return for 10 pets and delivered insulated dog and cat shelters to one of our partner communities. Our Spay-Neuter-Return Program reduces animal suffering by preventing unwanted litters. Our Walls for Winter pet shelter program ensures animals have a safe and warm place to go during inclement weather. We always appreciate donations towards these important programs that focus on the root causes of animal suffering and overpopulation.

Featured Rescue Stories 

Here are just a few of this month's urgent care stories. Leggo came to us with an untreated injury that caused him to become septic. Timber came to us suffering from parvo virus. Ernest was a stray cat whose sad face says it all. And, finally, there was Soul who needed care for a badly broken leg.
                       Leggo                                             Timber
                      Ernest                                               Soul
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In case you missed it, here is the video we shared during our annual Critters & Cocktails event held the weekend of November 6 & 7. We went virtual again this year due to COVID-19, but we hope to hold an in-person event next year. 

SCARS is hiring a Fundraising Coordinator

Do you have experience coordinating fundraising efforts and a desire to make our charity grow? SCARS is looking for a full-time paid Fundraising Coordinator. Click here to read the job description. The competition closes on Dec.10, 2021.

2022 SCARS Calendars are now available

Our 2022 SCARS Calendars are now available. These popular and conveniently-sized calendars are great stocking stuffers and a fantastic way to support. They can be purchased online or in select stores. Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Join us on December 4 for an “online” orientation about volunteering for SCARS! The first part of the session explains our operations and the ways you can volunteer, and then we will talk about how to become a foster home for SCARS. Click here for the Zoom link.

Join us at the Calder Community Hall on December 5 at 1 PM or 2 PM for INDOOR yoga classes with our adorable SCARS adoptables. Tickets are $27 each per class! Click here to purchase.

Join us December 11 from 6-8 PM via Zoom for another paint night. The cost is $15 per household to join the event with the option to bring your own supplies or purchase a paint kit for an additional fee (30 kits are available). Get your tickets here.

Alquinn Homes and Craig Murphy Photography are teaming up to offer Grinch Photos on December 11 at a show home in Glenridding in support of SCARS. Click here to book your time slot.

If you visit G&E Pharmacy (7326 - 82 Avenue, Edmonton) and purchase Nutram Dog or Cat Food, Nutram will donate $1 to SCARS. This Fundraiser lasts until the end of December 2021! 

For the month of December, Harbro 360 Watercolour Prints is offering all SCARS adopters (past and present) electronic watercolour prints of you and your adopted pet with 50% of the proceeds being donated back to SCARS. For more information, email or find them on Instagram at @harbro_360_watercolour_prints.

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Featured Adoptables

Hi my name is Vanessa! I am a gorgeous eight-month-old German shepherd mix female who is full of love and energy. I am very sweet and love humans and other dogs. I need an active home.

Hello, I'm August. I'm such a sweet little guy. You will love the colour of my cool gray tabby coat. I'm a great mix of snuggly and playful.I am a two-month-old male domestic short hair kitten.
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Featured "Look at Me Now" Story

Hello SCARS, I adopted Stevie (her name was Zephyr at the time) in November 2019 when she was about 9 months old. She was my first ever dog and she has been just an absolutely incredible companion these past two years. Stevie is an incredibly sweet, happy, and adventurous dog. She’s learned to climb mountains, swim in fresh rivers and lakes, and even how to live with a cat! She gets along with every person or dog she’s come across, and has even been helped difficult dogs by acting as an “icebreaker” to help them be social. Her favourite thing in the entire world is to cuddle. Given the option between treats and cuddling, she would choose cuddles.

Thank you very much SCARS for introducing Stevie into my life. I could never have imagined a better addition to my family.

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